Clarion University’s 2017 CampusFest will feature hip-hop and rap artist Nelly at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Memorial Stadium. CampusFest, an annual concert hosted by University Activities Board, will open with The Struts, a British band with a sound similar to the Rolling Stones and Queen.
"We wanted to pick an artist that had that 'wow factor' that would attract a lot of people and get everyone truly excited," Pacuraru said. "We felt like Nelly was that artist. It'll be a bit of a flashback for some people, and we've heard a lot of positive feedback from students, so we're excited about that."
His hits include "Hot in Herre," "Over And Over" and "Just a Dream."
"The Struts are on rising artists lists all over the world," said Cailyn Pacuraru, CampusFest chair. "We thought they'd be the right fit for us because the show would have two different genres that would attract lots of people. Both acts put on fantastic shows!"
This is the first year in a while that CampusFest will be at Memorial Stadium.
"The stadium seats 3,000 people, so this is one of the largest shows we've put on," Pacuraru said. Half of the seats are reserved for community members.
Public tickets are $30 and are available from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gemmell information desk, as well as online at www.clarionuniversitytickets.com.
Gates to the stadium open at 5:30 p.m. Limited parking will be available for $10 per vehicle. On-campus parking will be available for free after 5 p.m. The show will go on, rain or shine.